Compare 2009 Ford Escape vs 2009 Jeep Compass

2009 Ford Escape
2009 Jeep Compass
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FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 20 28 $19,245 $20,435
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 28 $20,358 $21,645
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 25 $21,969 $23,395
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 28 $21,789 $23,455
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 26 $22,708 $24,465
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $23,123 $24,920
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 25 $23,381 $25,205
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 26 $24,033 $25,920
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 24 $24,300 $26,215
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $24,715 $26,670
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 24 $25,625 $27,670
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 31 $27,422 $29,645
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $29,015 $31,395
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 34 31 $29,542 $31,975
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 29 27 $31,135 $33,725
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $17,363 $18,465
4WD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $18,973 $20,215
FWD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $21,374 $22,825
4WD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $22,984 $24,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,245
$17,363
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,435
$18,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$341 / month
$308 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid is a viable and sturdy contender in the family crossover arena. Gas mileage is excellent for a compact SUV, and optional mechanical all-wheel drive sets it apart from softer competitors. The Jeep Compass steers the brand toward a new on-road audience but falls short, pleasing neither off-roaders nor drivers who never hit the trails.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 54.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 101.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.3 26.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 173.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.2 45.3
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 65.2
Liftover Height (in)
29.4 30.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.2 22.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.3 53.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.7 38.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
34.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.4 11.5 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 1.65 9.0 x 1.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 13.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TTU
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TTU
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4320 3071
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
171 @ 6000 172 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 165 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
997 ED3
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA DD7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.5 3.77
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Jeep Compass
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7

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